Pump It Up: 5 Hot Fitness Tracks for Your iPod


By: , SparkPeople Blogger

If you're like me, then you need a good soundtrack if you're going to work out. So I'm going to share with you some of the newest tunes on my workout playlist. Then I want to hear from YOU!

Here are five of my new favorite workout songs. Click on each link to listen to a preview (or purchase the mp3) at amazon.com.

Angels and Airwaves: The Adventure (Rock/pop)

Benassi Bros.: Feel Alive (Dance/techno)

Girl Talk: Bounce That (Rap/Hip hop)

Lady GaGa: Just Dance (Dance/pop)

Shiny Toy Guns: Don't Cry Out (Rock/pop)

Now it's your turn. What's on your iPod right now?

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  • 165
    I have this made available on my Spotify account (MSDRPEPPER) - you can hear them all here: (you will have to copy and paste the link into a new line and take out the extra spaces, because SparkPeople doesn't allow complete HTML code in comments) http (standard colon and back slash) open.spotify.com /user/msdrpepper /playlist /635MquuXiiPJZ42UDpMiNy - 3/6/2017   1:08:12 PM
    My favorite music to play is Industrial, nothing gets me moving like Combichrist, VNV Nation, X-[RX], Wumpscut, Faderhead, Alice in wonderland, MSI, and starsailor, then throw in a some My Chemical Romance, Slipknot, Atreyu, Mudvayne, Devildriver, Mika, Florence and the Machine, Lady Gaga, Eminem, Down with Webster, Pitbull, David Guetta, and on and on, i have over 200 songs on my workout playlist, and it keeps growing and each song keeps me moving and pushes me to go when i dont want to move anymore. Though i will give props to industrial music for making me want to move, its very hard to not want to dance to any of them, its like techno with hard feelings LOL. - 4/20/2011   1:08:21 PM
    I am training for my first 5K so I have the NHS Couch to 5K on my ipod. I like the music, not sure who the artists are. What I really like is that the music sets up a pace and that helps me to keep going. - 1/23/2011   11:35:38 AM
  • 162
    On my mp3 player you will find Katy Perry, Blake Lewis, Rolling stones, WhiteCross, Huey Lewis and the news, Third Day, Seventh Day Slumber and stryper. I love upbeat music. It really keeps me moving. - 10/7/2010   10:36:07 PM
  • 161
    I have over 500 songs on my ipod. They vary depending on what workout I am doing. I have everything from Metallica to 80s Dance Hits. - 9/1/2010   12:20:25 PM
  • 160
    These are all great songs and I am printing this out to make my list, but I love Tom Petty "running down a dream" for running of course... and pretty much all the stuff listed above - 8/31/2010   2:46:05 PM
  • 159
    5 newest songs downloaded onto my iPod's workout playlist:

    Cobrastyle by Robyn
    Boyz by M.I.A.
    Oh Saya by A.R. Rahman and M.I.A.
    When I Grow Up by Pussycat Dolls
    Gettin' Over You by David Guetta feat. LMFAO and Fergie - 7/23/2010   11:12:47 PM
  • IN102WIN
    I have a mix of different types of music. I use this everytime I exercise really. And this post have given me some more to download Thanks!!!

    Back to Life - Soul 2 Soul
    Beautiful - Akon
    Bootylicious - destiny's child (richard humpty vission mix)
    Caught Up - Usher
    Cruel summer - Ace of Base
    Crush - Jennifer Paige
    Finally - Ce Ce Peniston
    Get Me Bodied - Beyonce (Hex Hector Mix)
    Gypsy Woman (She's Homeless) - Crystal Waters
    Heaven - Bleach AMV & DJ Sammy
    I Like to Move it - Real2Real
    I'm a Believer - Smash Mouth
    Its Not Right But its Okay - Whitney Houston (Thunderpuss mix)
    Look At Us - (Club Mix)
    Lose My Breath - Destiny's child
    Love You No More - Shabba Rankin & ob Sinclair
    Lovefool - The Cardigans
    Mambo Number 5 - Lou Bega
    Please Don't Stop the Music - Rhianna
    Sandstorm - Darude
    Save Me (Smallville theme) - Remmy Zero
    Sexual - Amber
    Sun is Shining - Bob Marley remix version
    Waka Waka (this time for africa) - Shakira
    What is Love - Haddaway
    When Love Takes Over - Kelly Rowland
    Whine Up - Kat Deluna featuring Elephant man - 7/22/2010   1:39:52 PM
  • 157
    Great piece Nicole, I am using music from the 50s , 60s Disco to Rock . My ipod is full to the brim. I mix it up as I am walking right now and my favourite is MC Hammer ( he is my nemisis) that seems to hit when I start on a hill grrrrrrrrrrrrr but I rock it out and enjoy it - 7/21/2010   8:27:49 PM
  • 156
    anything by the black eyed peas
    lady gaga
    any fun hits from the 80's
    ...i have a ton of stuff on my ipod, these are just a few of my faves! - 7/20/2010   10:42:56 AM
  • 155
    Honest injun... Nothing! I don't have an ipod & don't need one. Guess I'm just in the "older" category?!? - 6/2/2010   2:04:42 AM
  • 154
    I have a TON of stuff on there but Michael Jackson's "Wanna be Startin Something" always gets my heart rate up! - 5/26/2010   2:25:59 PM
  • 153
    I have a wide variety from Mountain Music by Alabama to Techno remixes.

    Just added.....
    Heartbreaker- Ludacris
    I wanna Rock- Snoop Dogg
    OMG- Usher
    I see You (from Avatar, as a cool down)

    and today will be adding..

    Impossible (as awarm up beat)
    California Girls- Katey Perry
    - 5/26/2010   12:19:02 PM
  • 152
    The majority of my workout/running music is Metallica, Ozzy/Black Sabbath and Pantera - 5/26/2010   9:56:42 AM
  • TRABOLD8567
    Thanks for all the suggestions, Coach Nicole and the rest !!! - 10/29/2009   8:44:53 AM
  • 150
    I love all of the great jammin/slammin song suggestions. Keep them coming!!!! - 9/9/2009   4:10:27 PM
  • 149
    The Anthem - Good Charlotte - 7/13/2009   10:50:05 AM
  • 148
    I love the songs of Bond like, senorita, explosion, scorchio, hungarian, highly strung, fuego, quixote, viva, victory they are good for running or any aerobic activity and dancing.
    some slower songs I listen when strength training. - 7/7/2009   7:11:33 AM
    i shake i move by LMFAO
    day 'n night by kid cudi (crooker's remix)
    - 5/20/2009   9:23:29 PM
    Def Boom Boom Pow by Black Eyed Peas, Wanted by Jesse James, Hate to say this but New Kids on the Block , Hard Candy-Madonna, Lady Gaga, footloose soundtrack, techno keeps you moving and I listen to country to kinda cool down. - 5/20/2009   12:13:34 PM
  • 145
    My favorite songs to workout to right now are by The Veronicas. They are catchy songs that get you up and moving. It is really hard to sit still when they are on! - 5/19/2009   5:10:37 PM
  • 144
    I have a variety of music on my ipod: country (Montgomery Gentry, Keith Urban), Oldies (Back Jack), rap (Over Thar), AC/DC (of course), ZZTop, I Love it all..... - 4/28/2009   5:00:41 PM
    I have noticed that alot of people have Brittany Spears, The Killers, and When I grow up by The Pussycat Dolls on their list. Well so do I. I hate to admit it, but I love Circus! And I also have Sexyback, So what, Painted Black, Gives you Hell, some 60s and 70s Rock, as well as some Aerosmith and Metallica, Whiskey in the Jar is a great one to move to. I think I will be adding more this weekend. - 3/11/2009   3:45:59 PM
  • MYTIMEIN2009
    my work out track right now

    toxic - britney spears
    here i come - fergie
    sexy back - just timberlake
    disturbia - rihanna
    when i grow up - pussy cat dolls
    shut up and let me go - the ting tings
    hot n cold - katy perry
    maneater - nelly furtado
    the saints are coming - green day/u2
    the screamer - bouncing souls
    beautiful, dirty, rich - lady gaga
    lovely 2 cu - goldfrapp
    holla back girl gwen stefani
    truth or dare - N.E.R.D.
    In da Club - 50 cent
    The nurse - The White Stripes
    blind - hercules and love affair
    pump it - black eyed peas
    Paul Simon - The Russian Futurists - 3/8/2009   11:56:10 AM
    I've seen a lot of good tunes here, a few that I didn't have and I already downloaded them! Didn't see these ones in the last 90 posts and they are some of my favorites:

    -Remember the Name by Fort Minor
    -Get Buck in Her by Dj Felli Fel
    -Bad Girlfriend by Theory of a Deadman
    -Don't Stop the Music by Rihanna
    -We Takin Over by DJ Khaled
    -Conceited by Remy Ma
    -Shawty Get Loose by Lil Mama
    -Ten Ton Brick by Hurt
    -Rainy Days by Mary J. Blige (warm-up type song) - 3/7/2009   9:44:40 AM
    one track that I listen to ALL THE TIME on my workouts is "Work That" by Mary J. Blige. Not only is it very motivational, but I dare you NOT to move when you listen to it! - 2/25/2009   8:49:45 AM
    I like some loud rap music to motivate me everywhere i go and maybe some rock music here and there. Weezy is the king of my playlist. - 2/24/2009   4:49:51 PM
  • 138
    WOW! What a great selection of tunes!! I love it all! I have to listen to Baby Got Back, Sir Mix Alot! Brass Monkey, Beastie Boys! Dirty by Christina Aguilera! I'm Your Favorite Drug, Porcelian and The Tramps! And a little Janet Jackson, Nasty! And brother Michael, Don't Stop Till You Get Enough! And then there's Paranoid by Ozzy & Iron Maiden! Enjoy every moment! Rock ON!! - 2/23/2009   9:49:52 PM
  • 137
    Marky Mark- Good Vibrations
    Everybody dance now- CC and the music factory
    I don't want to work, I want to bang on the drums all day
    So what- Pink
    Strike it up- jock jams - 2/23/2009   8:28:36 PM
  • COTTER06
    Girl Talk is GREAT to work out to!! The whole album "Feed the Animals" is just fantastic. You can get the whole thing at illegalart.net. You can name your own price, I paid 99 cents. His other stuff is on that site, too. I highly recommend it. - 2/23/2009   5:09:07 PM
  • 135
    1. Womanizer, Britney Spears
    2. Sober, Pink
    3. Chicken Train, Ozark Mountain Dare Devils
    4. Never see your face again, Maroon 5 and Rhianna
    5. Quen Eres Tu, Maria Jose

    I have a wide aray of music but these are all really good at making me move! - 2/23/2009   8:54:04 AM
    Great post, Great timing. I'm so used to listening to Radio Disney, Laurie Berkner, and Children's movie soundtracks, that I'm looking for some adult tunes to work out to and will certainly use some of the suggestions. Thanks SP. - 2/22/2009   12:13:12 PM
    I am geared more for rock... Franz ferdinand, Beck , however I do have Vanessa Mae which is so great when I am really pushing myself - 2/22/2009   8:07:13 AM
    On my mp3, my workout play list:
    Party Starter - Will Smith and Ludacris
    Boom Shake The Room - Will Smith
    Dancing Queen - Abba
    Angel Eyes(remix) - Abba
    Seasons in the Sun(dance remix) - Global Deejays
    Kung Fu Fighting
    Let's Get Loud - J. Lo
    She Bangs (english and spanish versions) - Ricky Martin
    Survivor - Destiny's Child
    We Will Rock You - Queen - 2/22/2009   12:11:11 AM
    Everyone has some great picks and has given me ideas on how to refresh my playlist! Some of my current stuff is:

    Viva la Vida - Coldplay
    You Shook Me All Night Long - AC/DC
    Sandstorm - DaRude
    The Little Things - Written by Danny Elfman for the "Wanted" Soundtrack
    Golden Years - David Bowie
    Rebel, Rebel - David Bowie
    Zombie Nation - Kernkraft
    Lollipop - Lil Wayne
    Disturbia - Rhianna
    Foxy Foxy - Rob Zombie
    Into the Night - Santana ft. Chad Kroeger of Nickelback
    Stronger - Kanye West
    When I Grow Up - Pussycat Dolls - 2/21/2009   3:09:09 PM
  • 130
    Basement Jaxx - Bingo Bango. Its the exact tempo of my warm-up, so it is perfect. Try to go slow on a treadmill when you are listening to it... it's impossible!
    Oakenfold - Save The Last Trance For Me
    Poison - Sexyback (yes, they remade it)
    Blake Lewis - Gots To Get Her
    Darren Hayes - Me Myself And I
    Lady Gaga - Boys Boys Boys - 2/21/2009   9:55:34 AM
    lol, i have so many, it helps me get my house work done in time, and i actually dance to them while i clean, it makes it more fun, but a quick list . . .
    1. Rock your body - Justin Timberlake
    2. Toxic - Britney Spears
    3. My Humps - Black Eyes Peas
    4. mOBSCENE - Marilyn Manson
    5. Sugar Sugar - The Archies

    Talk about wide range huh? LOL - 2/21/2009   2:40:19 AM
    If you want a really great mix of songs to get you pumped during your workout, use Daft Punk's "Alive!" It's a live album that is mixed perfectly for an hour's worth of working out. I love it! - 2/20/2009   5:33:38 PM
  • 127
    Lately I have been into running, so the songs on my playlist need to be very fast steady paced songs. Right now my favorites are Metro -vincent black shadow, Disturbia - rihanna, Just dance- lady gaga, Somebody told me and Mr brightside by the killers, hot and cold-kate perry, Panic at the disco, Helene and I'm not ok-my chemical romance, gwen stefani-what you waiting for, little less conversation-elvis remix, dirty little secret, I'd do anything. those are for running but I have other stuff for more steady consistant pacing - 2/20/2009   4:13:37 PM
  • 126
    I just got my IPod for Christmas and yet to set it up because I was given the nano and I want the touch with the speaker. Still trying to decide since folks say the touch has problems. But I made note of a lot of your playlist to choose from thanks so much - 2/20/2009   3:14:38 PM
  • TENSE74
    I love Beyonce's "Single Ladies" and "That's Not My Name" by the Ting Tings. Britney Spears's CD "Circus" is great workout music too. - 2/20/2009   12:48:57 PM
  • 124
    My son give me a IPOD to work out to he knows my kind of music
    I'm Coming out--Diana Ross
    Fantasy ---Earth,Wind and Fire
    Rock Your Body-- Justin Timberlake
    Ain't No Mountain High Enough--Marvin Gaye
    Rockin' Robin--Bobby Day
    Love Lockdown--Kayne West - 2/20/2009   12:38:28 PM
  • 123
    I've created some playlists for walking and for the elliptical. My most recent downloads include:
    Pump It by Black Eyed Peas
    Glamorous by Fergie
    Lucid Dreams by Franz Ferdinand
    Going On by Gnarls Barkley
    Crazy by Gnarls Barkley
    Somebody Told Me by the Killers
    New York Girls - Morningwood
    So What - Pink

    But I also love Bruce Springsteen, John Melloncamp, Peter Gabriel, Lynryd Skynard, Prince and the Replacements. - 2/20/2009   10:57:21 AM
    I've been wanting to put together a workout playlist for AGES but at my gym, on the treadmills and elliptical trainers they have the thing where you can plug in your headphones and watch TV. I usually watch either E! or VH-1, or the local news if I'm there right after work. Maybe I'll work on my playlist this weekend! - 2/20/2009   9:58:00 AM
  • 121
    I have my church choir singing praise & worship in my iPod. There's nothing like hearing their mighty praises as I push myself beyond what I thought I could do. It may not be the latest techno-beat stuff, & the beats per minute may be a little slower than some, but it sure helps to move me! - 2/20/2009   9:37:46 AM
  • 120
    I'm going to check out everyone's favs and get some new tunes and motivation. I have lots of music on my IPOD to walk to, but I always go back to Meatloaf's Bat Outta Hell album. The tunes on that album always motivates me to keep going, and going, and going. - 2/20/2009   9:14:23 AM
  • 119
    Amy Winehouse is one of my favorites. Such a messed-up person with such talent. - 2/20/2009   8:48:24 AM
  • 118
    One of my all-time favorite work out tracks is "Everyday I love you more" by Armin van Buren (feat. Raccoon). I'm a huge fan of working out to techno mixes. They're hypnotic and I almost forget that I'm working out! - 2/20/2009   8:41:25 AM
  • 117
    I love music of all kinds, old, new, ancient. I just donít understand people who have functioning ears but can live just as well without it.

    I know I'm not alone because there are some great lists here that's for sure.

    Thereís so much great music. Something for every mood and occasion. Everything from The Andrew Sisters to Eminem, from classical to roots. As for tunes to exercise byÖ Iíve started blogging some of my mix on my SparkPage, usually with a link so people can listen to the song without a search.

    I donít rely too much on my personal collection right now. Lately Iíve been using several channels on Pandora internet radio. I find a lot of new stuff that way. Itís not as portable but itís much easier to keep things fresh.
    - 2/20/2009   4:26:09 AM
  • 116
    My top songs, the ones guaranteed to reaaaaaaaaaaally get me going on the elliptical, walking, or arc trainer are:
    "Little Red Light" or "Someone To Love" by Fountains of Wayne
    "Barbie Girl" by Aqua
    "Hot Girls in Good Moods" by Butch Walker (usu. accompanied with lip synching)
    "Invincible" or by OK Go
    "Autobiography" by Ashlee Simpson (guilty pleasure)
    "All My Life" The Foo Fighters (especially the DONE DONE, ONTO THE NEXT ONE part)
    "Are You Ready For It" by The Holograms

    And... lately I've loved:
    "Mercy" by Duffy (free from iTunes)
    "Everybody Needs Someone to Love" by Wilson Pickett (w/accompanying pointing/arm gestures during "YOU YOU YOU")
    "Steady As She Goes" The Raconteurs
    "Energy" by Apples in Stereo
    "Everbody Wants You" Sloan

    I also like:
    "You Blew Me Off" Bare Jr. (gotta be that Gary Glitter kind of hook at the beginning)
    "16 Military Wives" or "Legionnaire's Lament" by The Decemberists
    "Love Today" Mika
    "Fill My Little World" The Feeling (good for warm up)
    "Drop Dead Gorgeous" Republica
    "Mr. Zoot Suit" Ingrid Lucia & The Flying Neutrinos (usu. accompanied by some hip swishing and swaying dance on the treadmill)
    "My Way" by Butch Walker
    "I Can't Decide" Scissor Sisters
    "Molly Chambers" Kings of Leon
    "Monsters" Matchbook Romance
    "Chelsea Dagger" The Fratellis

    ...Okay, I've got 103 songs in my exercise playlist. But these are the TOP songs, with good beats and the ones that make me move the most.

    - 2/20/2009   3:15:15 AM

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